Essays Archive

3 Jan 2018

What’s Wrong with Liking Amy Grant?

In the early 1980s, Amy Grant was a giant in contemporary Christian music. Her soft, acoustic-driven gospel music reached millions of Christians who embraced her and artists like Petra, Sandi Patti and Michael W. Smith. She led a
27 Dec 2017

Grading Billboard’s Top 5 – December 26, 2017

I’m starting a new series today where I listen to the Top 5 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 and evaluate each song. Most of the songs I’ve never heard of. I guarantee this won’t be pretty. “Perfect”
29 Nov 2017

Whatever Happened to… Dexys Midnight Runners?

Dexys Midnight Runners were the epitomy of a one-hit wonder: their single “Come On Eileen” reached number one in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the US. It was a monster hit known for its oddness – fiddles,